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Everybody wants to be NDP leader

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While Brian Topp picks up the endorsement of Libby Davies, Nathan Cullen will be announcing his candidacy later today.

“We have a chance to reach beyond those who are already onside,” he said in an exclusive interview. “I think there is a much broader progressive movement that is more open to us than in our entire history because of Jack’s legacy, because of some things that have happened to the other parties, the door has opened in Quebec and right across the country.”

Topp, Cullen and Romeo Saganash will be joined by Paul Dewar and Nova Scotia businessman Martin Singh on Sunday. Some or all of Peter Julian, Peggy Nash, Robert Chisholm and Niki Ashton may yet join the race as well. Allowing for the possibility of another candidate or two to emerge and the field could easily total ten contenders.